WilmerHale Achieves Diversity Lab’s Mansfield 6.0 Certification Plus Status

WilmerHale Achieves Diversity Lab’s Mansfield 6.0 Certification Plus Status


WilmerHale is proud to announce that it has achieved Diversity Lab’s 2023 Mansfield Rule Certification Plus status. This recognition reflects the firm’s unwavering commitment to increasing diversity in the legal profession by providing fair and equal opportunity for a diverse pool of candidates to advance into leadership, and enhancing transparency related to leadership roles, advancement processes and compensation policies.


Originating from the 2016 Women in Law Hackathon, the Mansfield Rule is hosted by Diversity Lab in conjunction with Bloomberg Law and Stanford Law School. The initiative is named after Arabella Mansfield, the first woman admitted to the practice of law in the United States. The firm has received the Mansfield Certification Plus status since its first iteration in 2018 when WilmerHale was one of only 26 law firms in the nation to successfully complete the one-year pilot program.

The Mansfield Rule Certification Plus status joins a growing list of recognitions WilmerHale has received for its commitment to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession. In 2023, the firm has been:

Visit our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and WilmerHale Women pages to learn more about the firm’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.